Thursday, December 31, 2009

NEW YEAR'S EVE TRADITIONS



Kids love traditions! It gives them something to look forward to and helps them feel a sense of belonging. For Christmas we have a tradition that my dad started when I was a child and I have carried on with my own children. We call it the Twelve Days of Christmas. The kids get to open a small gift every night leading up to Christmas day. Nothing too fancy...usually things like chapstick, candy, gum, pencils or pens. (Hint: the Target dollar section is a great place for these gifts as well as other stocking stuffers) But even though the gifts are not very fancy, my kids think it is the most exciting thing ever!

We also have a tradition for New Year's Eve. Our tradition is kind of boring, so I would love to hear what other people are doing as their New Year's Eve tradition. We usually have a simple dinner like turkey sandwiches that the kids can make themselves. But it always has to include Martinelli's Sparkling Cider. Then we settle in for a movie marathon. Last year I think we watched the Lord of the Rings series. This year I am introducing the kids to the Battlestar Gallatica T.V. series. At midnight the kids like to run outside and make a little noise before I chase them off to bed.

What is the New Year's Eve tradition in your family?

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